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Nursing Assistant (Inpatient Mental Health)
DAYTON OH 45410
Category: Manufacturing
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Job code: lhw-e0-90666911

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Nursing Assistant (Inpatient Mental Health)
* Duties
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## Duties
### Summary
The incumbent in this position functions as a Nursing Assistant (NA). NA functions as a member of the nursing care team and assists licensed nursing staff in the care of Veterans receiving inpatient mental health care. They provide nursing care; perform clinical procedures, technical procedures and ancillary services for complex Veterans. These vacancies are on an acute inpatient mental health unit. Mental health and/or inpatient mental health experience is highly preferred.
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### Responsibilities
Duties include, but are not limited to:
* Provides input to Team Leader/Charge Nurse for making out assignment prior to receiving report at the start of scheduled tour.
* Listens attentively to report, notes pertinent items, and integrates information received with prior knowledge of Veteran.
* Formulates work schedule based on prioritization of Veteran care needs.
* Assisting patients with self-care as required, and with maintaining as much independence as possible.
* Preserves patient confidentiality, respects patient/family/significant other rights, and assists the multidisciplinary team with resolving ethical issues.
* Supports culture change and Veteran-centered care.
* Functions as a therapeutic companion for Veteran who needs close observation.
* Follows admission routine when admitting patients and accurately completes designated sections of admission data in a timely and self-directed manner.
* Provides concise update to Team Leader/Charge Nurse on status of assigned patients and/or team prior to leaving unit for breaks, lunch, end of tour, etc.
* Orients new nursing assistants to the assigned Veteran care area.
* Performs assigned unit duties in a timely and dependable manner and ensures that supplies and equipment necessary for Veteran care are stored appropriately.
* Practices sound knowledge of safety and infection control policies and procedures during delivery of care; identifies and reports potential safety hazards to Team Leader/Charge Nurse.
* Adheres to all policies and procedures related to safe patient handling and movement.
* Safeguards all patient specific data, maintaining Veteran confidentiality. Adheres to HIPAA guidelines. Completes yearly mandatory HIPAA training.
* Provides information in an accurate, timely and thorough manner, treating Veterans, their families and friends, co-workers and others with tact and understanding.
* Focuses on the issue at hand, considering Medical Center priorities, while appropriately recognizing that others may have differing personalities and/or personal opinions.
* Seeks to exceed customer expectations in everyday assignments.
**Work Schedule:** Evening Shift (3:30 pm - 12 midnight) and Night Shift (11:30 pm - 8:00 am), weekends and holidays required.
**Financial Disclosure Report:** Not required
**Functional Statements:** Nursing Assistant GS-3/000000; Nursing Assistant GS-4/000000; Nursing Assistant GS-5/000000.
**Bargaining Unit Position:** Yes
### Travel Required
Not required
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
00
* #### Job family (Series)
0621 Nursing Assistant
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* Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
* Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
* You may be required to serve a probationary period.
* Subject to a background/security investigation.
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
* Must pass pre-employment examination.
### Qualifications
### **Basic Requirements**:
* United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Completed one year above high school with courses related to the occupation or do you possess an intensive, specialized, occupation-related course of study of less than one year as a nursing assist.
* Proficient in both spoken and written English.
**Preferred Experience:** Certification preferred, but is not required.
**Basic Requirements**:
* United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Education or Training. One year above high school with courses related to the Nursing Assistant occupation. Completion of an intensive, specialized, occupation-related course of study of less than one year as a nursing assistant may also meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3.
* English Language Proficiency. Nursing Assistants must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.
**Grade Determinations:**
**GS-3:**None beyond the basic requirements.
**GS-4:** One year of specialized experience as a nursing assistant or experience in another medical field (LPN, health technician, hospital corpsman, etc.) performing technical and nursing skills requiring knowledge of the human physical and emotional states, therapeutic communication, and technical skills required for basic and intermediate treatments.
OR
**Education.** Successful completion of 2 years above high school in an accredited institution with courses related to nursing care, health care or in a field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position, such as education in a program for psychology, psychiatric, or operating room technicians; AND
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
1. Ability to provide a range of patient/resident care and contribute to the completion of the nurse care plan and recovery of patients/residents.
2. Ability to observe patients/residents or resident's physical or emotional status of refer deviations and/or problems to supervisor in a timely manner.
3. Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures such as bladder scan, continuous passive motion device, blood glucose monitoring machine, specimen collection, etc.
4. Ability to communicate effectively with patients/residents, their families and other health professionals.
**GS-5**: One year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to the GS-4 level which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the specific assignment. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs below.
OR
**Education**. Successful completion of a 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree that included 24 semester hours of courses related to health care or possession of a bachelor's degree; AND
1. Ability to assist in the full range of nursing care to patients/residents with physical and/or behavioral problems in a hospital, long term care or outpatient setting under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Vocation Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.
2. Ability to communicate orally with patients/residents, families, interdisciplinary team and other personnel. This includes serving as a preceptor to new nursing assistants by assisting with coordination of their orientation and overseeing/assessing their practical experience while in a clinical setting.
3. Ability to recognize and react to emergent patient/resident care situations and intervene while waiting for assistance. For example, recognizing need for basic life support, controlling bleeding and assisting with behavior crisis, etc.
**The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05. The actual grade at which an applicant may be appointed for this vacancy is in the range of GS-03 to GS-05.**
**References:** Nursing Assistant Qualification Standard GS-621 Veterans Health Administration, VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G46.
### Education
**Note:** Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
### Additional information
**Physical Requirements:** This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE**.
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment**.**
**NOTE:**The full performance level of this vacancy is **GS-5.** The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of **GS-3 to GS-5.**
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### Background checks and security clearance
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* Required Documents
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## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
All applicants are **required** to submit the following supporting document type(s):
**Application 10-2850c** is required to be considered for this position. Please complete form in its entirety. If you answer **"YES"**to questions item # 15B and/or item # 28 through # 37, please attach a separate sheet of paper with a brief explanation for each question to which you answered **"Yes".**Information must current not older than a year. Outdated and/or incomplete applications will be **ineligible** for consideration.
**Other** - **VA Form 10-2850c** - Application for Associated Health Occupations **(required at time of application)**. -10-2850c-fill.pdf - Information must be current not older than a year. Outdated and/or incomplete applications will be considered ineligible.
**Resume (required at time of application):**Your resume must include the following information for each job you list: Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses ; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time or part-time status, PRN (include hours worked per week) Information must be current not older than a year.
**SF 50 -**Notice of Personnel Action **(required at time of application).**
Applicants **may also submit** the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants (if applicable):
* VA Form 10-2850a, Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetists
* Resume
* SF-50
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
**Veterans' Preference:** When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
* Benefits
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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## How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 06/22/2018 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete
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### Agency contact information
### Quincy Lofberg
##### Phone
937-268-6511 X3229
##### Email
Quincy.Lofberg@va.gov
##### Address
Dayton VA Medical Center
4100 West Third Street
Dayton, OH
US
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501210800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 06/04/2018 to 06/22/2018
*Salary:* $27,218 to $44,445 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 00
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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